Determinants of exposure to particulate matter in textiles


  • Carlos Rosales Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial
  • Jorge Viteri Universidad Central del Ecuador
  • Nadya Rivera Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial
  • Raúl Comas Universidad de Sancti Spíritus



work organization, respirable fraction, Exposure Limit


(Received: 2015/05/11 - Accepted: 2015/06/03)

The objective of the research was to determine the exposure to particulate material in the textil area of a manufacturing company of linens and duvets, where it is carried out measurements of particulate material in respirable fraction 2.5 μg/m3. The same were made through the use of the equipment of direct reading and the results are compared with the value set limit. The study found that in the operation with the overlock machines is where there is a greater amount of particulate matter getting the maximum value in the entire production plant of 244 μg/m³, and a lower value machine in the bender with a value of 9 μg/m³ During the course of the investigation, it wanted to know the perception of the employees, to do this a survey was administered in a manner that takes first-hand the opinion with regard to the work. Among the results is that the staff is aware that there is particulate matter and if you have had respiratory complaints, indicate that the organization presents a great deal of commitment to the security and they also are involved in the tasks.


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Rosales, C., Viteri, J., Rivera, N., & Comas, R. (2015). Determinants of exposure to particulate matter in textiles. Enfoque UTE, 6(2), pp. 1 - 14.